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Old 03-01-2013, 04:51 AM   #14
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I don't. However I will tell you this. Many times automatics die around that age. And it is not uncommon for it to happen after a fluid change. Not because the fluid change caused it, but because the tranny was getting close to the end of it's life anyway.

I see many people complaining "I just did a fluid change and 10,000 miles later it died" not realizing that if they hadn't done a fluid change it would have died 2,000 miles later.

At this point your basically committed to getting the second 100K out of it so you should be understanding that the engine will definitely outlast the transmission no matter what magic incantations you do. Doing the fluid change will add some life to the tranny but there is no way to know how much.

as the man said, ya pays ya money and ya takes ya chance.
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